Power of Attorney to Amasa Lyman, 28 February 1843

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Know all men by these presents, that I, Joseph Smith, of the city of , in the state of , have made authorized, nominated and appointed, and by these presence do make, authorize, nominate and appoint of the aforesaid and , my attorney for me and in my name, and to my use to enter into, and take possession of all such Lots, lands, tenements, hereditaments, and real estate, whatsoever in the town of , Henderson County in the state aforesaid even all the Lots deeded to me by Mr McQuinn [Robert McQueen], And also for me, and in my name, to grant, bargain and sell the same Lots, lands, tenements and hereditaments, or any part thereof, granting the same right title, interest, and claim, both in law and equity, as I may have in the same; and in my make <​name, make,​> execute and deliver good and sufficient deeds, and canveyances for the same. And also to ask for and receive and recover all such sums of of money as may become due for the same, And to <​do​> all such acts as an attorney is bound to do in selling and deeding lands and faithfully securing the payments for the same and collecting the moneys arising from such sales. and whatever else <​is​> necessary for the completion of such cantracts and collections.
In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of Feb.’y, 1843.
Joseph Smith L. S.
In presence of)
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State of Illinois) ss.
I a justice of the peacer for said do hereby certify that Joseph Smith whose signature appears to the within letter of attorney is personally known to me to be the person who executed the same for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. Given under my hand and seal this 20th. day of March A. D. 1843
State of Illinois) SS
Henderson County)
Recorder’s Office April 24th 1843
I hereby Certify that the within Letter of Attorney & annexed Certificate have been duly recorded in Vol One pages 311 & 12
John McKinney Rec
Joseph Smiths Power of Attorney to
Filed April 22d 1843
No 389
fee 75


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    Signature of JS.  

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    Signatures of Willliam W. Phelps and Willard Richards.  

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    Certification of Robert D. Foster in the handwriting of William Clayton.  

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    Signature of Robert D. Foster.  

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    Certification of John McKinney in the handwriting of Alfred Knowles. The various notations on this page are interspersed and have been transcribed chronologically according to inscription.  

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    Docket in the handwriting of William Clayton.  

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    Filing notations in the handwriting of Alfred Knowles.